A City Called July (A Benny Cooperman Mystery) by Howard Engel

By Howard Engel

Whilst Rabbi Meltzer and the President of Grantham’s synagogue knock on Benny’s place of work door, they aren’t trying to promote raffle tickets. Of that a lot, he’s yes. they want his assist in monitoring down a lacking legal professional who has disappeared with the lifestyles reductions of 1/2 the Jewish neighborhood. Benny understands he’ll by no means see a dime out of it, yet what are you able to do? It’s summer time within the city—and it’s going to be a sizzling one.Book five within the Benny Cooperman secret sequence.

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I’m trying to find out about the Gellers. ” “Morris? Oh, yes, they were great friends on Spadina before you were born. ’ “They stick together. I’ll say that for them. Debbie’s always looked out for Ruth. And Ruth has always stood up for Debbie even after the divorce. Do you know Sid Geller? He looks like a Mafia hood. I don’t know why she married him in the first place. They say that Larry has left Ruth. Is that why you’re asking? ” “Larry’s a lawyer. ” “You know the new bridge over the canal?

And don’t give me that crap about your even-handed righteousness. ” Pete looked at his plate. ” He smiled like he’d been right all along. “Okay, okay,” I admitted, “naturally they don’t want publicity. Nobody wants to look stupid or have a trusted member of the community exposed as a crook. They’d rather see their money back, but I guess you know the odds on that better than I do. ” “Not on that. Geller’s made the cleanest flit I’ve seen since the carnies stopped coming to town. As closely as we can figure it he got away with two point six million.

I put the pack of cigarettes away quickly. I wondered what else I would do that would remind Ruth of her missing husband. “Mr. ” Ruth relaxed a little after this speech; her sister pulled menthol-tasting smoke through her cigarette, sending it off towards the sheer curtains, where, according to my mother, it would turn them yellow. I tried reaching for a point of departure, a logical opening question. “Can you give me some idea of the time sequence, Mrs. Geller? ” “Not counting dreams, he means,” said Debbie.

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